Michael Baird earned his ninth win of the season
Jake Hand and Greg Lambert had two hits each
SIU got within a run in the fifth, but could not complete the rally
Southern gave up five runs over the final seven innings
Southern opens the season Feb. 19 at McNeese State
Made nine appearances with four starts… Pitched two innings against TCU, giving up one hit… Pitched two inning at Murray State on 3/31, giving up two hits and holding the Racers scoreless.
Made 14 appearances and six starts... Made his debut on 2/16/14 at Western Kentucky... Made his first career start against Missouri on 4/1/14... Earned his first career win at UT Martin after pitching 1.2 innings... Earned his second win of the season after pitching 6.0 innings against Austin Peay on 4/16/14... Picked up his third win against SEMO on 4/22/14, where he pitched 6.0 innings... Gave up two hits in 4.1 innings pitched against Mississippi Valley to earn his fourth win of the season... Had a career high three strikeouts against Missouri.
Three-time All-Black Diamond Conference first team selection...Holds the Johnston City career records for strikeouts and ERA and single-season records for wins, and strikeouts...Threw three no-hitters...Two-time SIBCA All-Star...As a senior, helped the Indians to a 23-8-1 record, posting a 6-2 mark with a 2.227 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 56.0 innings...Also hit .398 with three home runs and 26 RBIs...As a junior, went 10-2 with two saves...As a sophomore, went 9-2 with one save...Holds school records for career wins, season wins, and strikeouts in a season.
Full name is Austin Taylor McPheron...Born on July 3, 1995 in Carbondale...Son of George and Michele McPheron...Father is a WPS file coordinator in medicare systems, mother is a sales representative for SI Trader...Majoring in physical therapy.